Former Station Restaurants

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:11 pm

Bronxville: https://www.lohud.com/story/life/food/r ... 367364001/
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After soliciting proposals for two sections of the station building, the MTA board voted to approve a lease to Xarupa LLC to turn the station’s interior space into a café and a lounge/bar. The board approved a lease for the second, smaller section at the southwest end of the building to the Coiffure Clique LLC to operate a hair salon in the space. The building currently houses only a small concession stand and ticket booth.

According to a Metro-North news release, Xarupa LLC plans to transform the 2,595 square-foot interior (including the waiting area and restrooms) into a morning café and coffee spot, while the northern end of the station will become a bar and lounge in the evening, offering wine, beer and cocktail options.
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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:18 pm

Now than most outlying ticket offices have closed, likely more real estate opportunities for MNCR/MTA.
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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by Ridgefielder » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:19 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Bronxville: https://www.lohud.com/story/life/food/r ... 367364001/
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After soliciting proposals for two sections of the station building, the MTA board voted to approve a lease to Xarupa LLC to turn the station’s interior space into a café and a lounge/bar. The board approved a lease for the second, smaller section at the southwest end of the building to the Coiffure Clique LLC to operate a hair salon in the space. The building currently houses only a small concession stand and ticket booth.

According to a Metro-North news release, Xarupa LLC plans to transform the 2,595 square-foot interior (including the waiting area and restrooms) into a morning café and coffee spot, while the northern end of the station will become a bar and lounge in the evening, offering wine, beer and cocktail options.
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Anybody know if they're closing the ticket office/waiting room? The article doesn't make it clear.

The current interior layout was changed from the original during a renovation in the 1980's for what it's worth. The waiting room and ticket office were moved into part of the space formerly occupied by the baggage room and Railway Express office. The old waiting room became a retail space occupied by a dry cleaner's, and a further retail space was carved out of the southwest corner of the baggage side. All the retail space has been empty for ~5yrs.

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Re: Former Station Restaurants

Post by Ridgefielder » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:05 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Bronxville: https://www.lohud.com/story/life/food/r ... 367364001/
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After soliciting proposals for two sections of the station building, the MTA board voted to approve a lease to Xarupa LLC to turn the station’s interior space into a café and a lounge/bar. The board approved a lease for the second, smaller section at the southwest end of the building to the Coiffure Clique LLC to operate a hair salon in the space. The building currently houses only a small concession stand and ticket booth.

According to a Metro-North news release, Xarupa LLC plans to transform the 2,595 square-foot interior (including the waiting area and restrooms) into a morning café and coffee spot, while the northern end of the station will become a bar and lounge in the evening, offering wine, beer and cocktail options.
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As an update here- I was startled to walk into the station this morning and discover that the newsstand/coffee vendor that's been in the waiting room for years has closed. A bunch of the fittings have already been removed. Seems like something is happening sooner rather than later.

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